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Poster: Frank Panucci Date: Sep 21, 2011 11:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Not a failed upload.

I checked the files, both streaming and derived.

Audio is present, but the volume is extremely low in every version.
I would say it is so low as to be considered faulty.

To hear it, I had to turn up the playback so loud, the background hiss of the PC's sound circuitry became very audible - and if I had gotten email while previewing the file, the alert sound would have blown my speakers out.

I have loaded the file into an audio waveform editing program to graphically illustrate the problem. I have compared it to another random downloaded file I had on hand from archive.org.

The audio track of WRECKLESS peaks at -33 db in the right channel, and -63 db in the left channel.

To compare, the audio track of WATCH WITH MOTHER - THE WOODENTOPS peaks at -9 db in both channels.

Here is a screen shot of the audio of each file:
Direct link:
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5645/archiveorgaudiocompare.jpg

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Poster: picfixer Date: Sep 21, 2011 12:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Not a failed upload.

So I'm not nuts. Thanks, Frank.